Message Relative to Establishing a Special Commission on the Necessaries of Life

June 3, 2021

Title: Message Relative to Establishing a Special Commission on the Necessaries of Life Date: June 13, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Owing to war conditions prices of the necessaries of life are very considerably increased. In some cases prices have receded since the signing of the armistice; in others they appear to have increased. The […]

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The Power of the Moral Law

March 2, 2021

Title: The Power of the Moral Law Date: October 11, 1921 Location: Springfield, MA (Original document available here) Civilization is always on trial. Sometimes it seems to succeed. Sometimes it seems to fail. There are those who see in the unfolding of human history the carrying out of a divine plan–the march of an inspired progress. There are […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, November 7, 1930

January 22, 2021

Date: November 7, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) A few judges in different localities have recently come under suspicion. The first requisite of every unit of government is to furnish order and security. That means, in time of peace, protection from crimes against the person and property. The next requirement is the […]

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Message for the Boston Post

April 24, 2014

Title: Message for the Boston Post Date: April 22, 1918 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Context: Letter to the Boston Post newspaper as large numbers of American troops were being deployed to Europe, a little over a month before the first American action in World War I. (Original document available here) The nation with the greatest moral power will win. […]

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